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    Need a great Recessional

    Hi,

    I've been asked to play for a pretty big service this year in May and am trying to think of a suitable recessional.

    Has to be short but punchy - I tend to prefer Bach, Mozart etc - nothing modern for me

    Suggestions would be welcome

    Thanks
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    Hi Jonesy, John Stanley Op 5 No 3

    Free PDF scores - http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/Stanley.php


    or Wm Boyce No 7 or 8 from his 10 Voluntaries for Organ or Harpsichord

    Free PDF scores - http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/Boyce.php

    These all seem to start with a short slow movement which could possibly be omitted.

    The WIMA site also has electronic renditions which give you a reasonable idea of the pieces.

    I did upload MP3s of the Stanley op5/3 and Boyce 6,7 & 8 in the GrandOrgue thread

    http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/983...-2-beta-6.html

    http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/983...2-beta-11.html
    Cheers MIKE.

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    If you were after something a little less "trad" and a bit of fun, try Berlioz's Toccata

    http://imslp.org/wiki/Toccata,_H_99_(Berlioz,_Hector)

    I often dig out that one if I'm after something short and punchy.
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    I recommend my Trumpet Tune (5th popular wedding recessional in Finland at the moment): http://www.haamusiikki.info/trumpettisavelma.mp3

    Not to everyone's taste, of course (what would be?).


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    Toccata pour grand orgue by Gaston Belier is nice too.. 2 recodings on you tube also.
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    Hi FinnViking - I really like that piece.
    Where can I get a copy of the music?
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    your processional

    Hi Tim

    Here is your processional, a trumpet voluntary;
    i send you the score in a few days

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    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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    Hi Jean-Paul,

    Thank you so much.
    I am hoping to get the pictures etc you require this week, just have to wait for someone to give me the pictures.

    Thanks again,
    Tim.
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    Would like a copy of this great piece-Let me know how much and how to order. Thanks

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    recessional

    Quote Originally Posted by russ02j30 View Post
    Would like a copy of this great piece-Let me know how much and how to order. Thanks
    Hello
    The PDF score is 3.30 € at Lulu.com. Here is the link : PDF

    You can also buy the printed book for 8.50 €

    Need a great Recessional-cover-jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by JONESEY View Post
    Hi,

    I've been asked to play for a pretty big service this year in May and am trying to think of a suitable recessional.

    Has to be short but punchy - I tend to prefer Bach, Mozart etc - nothing modern for me

    Suggestions would be welcome

    Thanks
    Jonesey

    If you like Bach, you might consider either the Prelude, in G (BWV 541), or the Fantasia, in G (Pièce d'Orgue - BWV 571). The first is, as you may know, fairly short. The second is somewhat longer - but the middle section is suitably grand. It is possible to omit the first and last sections, playing only the middle Organo Pleno portion - and simply substituting a perfect cadence for the written interrupted cadence, thus ending in G major.
    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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    I had to laugh at the prime criteria for this piece, that it be SHORT!

    I am on the verge of dumping recessionals/postludes at my church. It isn't worth the frantic shoe-changing scramble at the end to avoid the black looks from those waiting to lock up.

    Postludes. Why bother? A lot of hard work wasted on a dead instrument for people not to listen to.

    Best wishes,
    Padster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padster View Post
    I had to laugh at the prime criteria for this piece, that it be SHORT!

    I am on the verge of dumping recessionals/postludes at my church. It isn't worth the frantic shoe-changing scramble at the end to avoid the black looks from those waiting to lock up.

    Postludes. Why bother? A lot of hard work wasted on a dead instrument for people not to listen to.

    Best wishes,
    Padster
    It is unfortunate that you have had this experience.

    However, there are churches where the organist is valued and the voluntaries are appreciated - and the organ is certainly not a dead instrument.

    Look around for a more appreciative church - you may have to widen your search area, but not all of them are as you describe.
    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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    Padster.....A trick I have used to stop unappreciative congregation.. PLay Loudly for a bit.. then drop off to pp or ppp.( many toccatas have this variation anyway).they get embarrassed with their loud talking.. and repeat at same service and others too...soon they get the message. Sometimes if not most you have to train the congregation.. kinda like using a trumpet for melody to get them familiar with a new tune etc etc. A thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    Padster.....A trick I have used to stop unappreciative congregation.. PLay Loudly for a bit.. then drop off to pp or ppp.( many toccatas have this variation anyway).they get embarrassed with their loud talking.. and repeat at same service and others too...soon they get the message. Sometimes if not most you have to train the congregation.. kinda like using a trumpet for melody to get them familiar with a new tune etc etc. A thought
    Except that his post does not read as if the problem is talking over a voluntary - more that they leave the church so quickly that there is barely time to play anything at all.

    Neither does it appear that the problem is an unfamiliar melody. With regard to this, it is not necessary to use a solo reed - introducing the tune in a carefully crafted improvisation (even a clear flue stop would suffice) before the service means that they will have heard the tune - even if only subliminally.



    Last edited by pcnd5584; May-12-2014 at 16:08.
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